Contagious vs Contaminating - What's the difference?

contagious | contaminating |


As an adjective contagious

is of a disease, easily transmitted to others.

As a verb contaminating is

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contagious

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
  • The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!
  • Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.
  • Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.
  • Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
  • They were highly contagious , spreading bacteria to other people.

    Synonyms

    * (of a disease) catching, infectious * infectious

    Antonyms

    * non-contagious

    Derived terms

    * contagiousness * contagion

    contaminating

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    Verb

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